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Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2204654

2023 PhD Summer Intern, Health Sciences

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

Our Health Science Practice is seeking to hire an Environmental Health Sciences PhD Intern to join our team in late Spring/Summer 2023.  This position is preferred to be in either our Reston, VA or Durham, NC office, but can be remote or hybrid as necessary.

As an Environmental Health Sciences PhD Intern, you will:

  • Work on a diverse team that specializes in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants, such as metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment. For example:
    • We support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) in developing risk assessments, such as Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments. We also provide fate and transport modeling, exposure modeling, and risk assessment support to EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Water.
    • We also support the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in conducting systematic reviews and developing reports.
  • Research a broad variety of scientific topics and synthesize findings.
  • Review scientific and peer-reviewed literature to research a broad variety of scientific topics in environmental risk assessment, synthesize findings, and communicate them through various formats and media (e.g., written reports, online websites, visualizations).
  • Conduct study data extraction using electronic systematic review procedures and tools.
  • Manage references and citations for technical reports.
  • Follow and implement standardized QA/QC procedures on documents and reports.
  • Analyze data using Excel, Access, and other software.

As an Environmental Health Sciences PhD Intern, you will have:

  • Exceptional research and scientific writing skills, including editing, using reference management software (e.g. EndNote), and proofreading skills.  
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and visualization skills. Experience with environmental science systematic reviews is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations.  
  • The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in groups, individually, and virtually under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Working towards a Doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, environmental science, environmental engineering, or related subject with anticipated completion by the end of 2024. 

Please note: This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.  

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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